Mystic Cruises, the Portuguese cruise line, has bought Vasco da Gama, the Cruise & Maritime Voyages ship, at an auction.
Mário Ferreira, president of MysticInvest Holding, parent company of Mystic Cruises, said: “Our focus is on smaller cruise ships, under one thousand passengers, to create a more personalized, safe and intimate cruise experience for our guests.
“We believe that this segment of the market is better placed to answer to what cruisers will expect in the near future”
Vasco da Gama was launched in 1993 for Holland America Cruise Line as Statendam, it was transferred to P&O Cruises Australia in 2015. The ship was bought in 2018 by the Cruise & Maritime Voyages company.
The ship has the capacity for more than 1,000 guests and 550 crew.
“Our company believes in offering a intimate, safe and great value for money experience to our guests, we believe that the Vasco da Gama will be a great addition to our fleet of ocean cruise ships” added Ferreira.